In Season and From the Fields

Green and leafy things are starting to burst out of stalls all over the markets this month, but there are splashes of colour emerging with the early onset of summer warmth. Applebarn continues its selection of peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers and cucamelons. The first of the strawberries are coming in from Solefood Street Farms, Forstbauers, […]

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From Farm to Chopping Block: Vancouver Local Food Hub

There are trucks lumbering up and down our highways, roadways and alleyways nearly every hour of every day. They bring food from warehouses, distribution centers, and ports to commercial buyers of every stripe: restaurants, retailers, caterers. For small and mid-sized producers, the grumble and rumble of these trucks can serve as an ominous reminder of […]

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Yaletown – May 21

How many green vegetables did you spot at our Green and Leafy Festival last week? We lost count at 45 different green varieties! The biggest excitement last week was seeing the first broccoli of the season but check out some of the other greens we had – endive frisee, italian dandelion, arugula, asparagus, wheatgrass, swiss […]

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Kitsilano May 17th – at our new TEMPORARY location!

We’ve moved – just for a bit! Thanks to all our shoppers and vendors who came out to celebrate our 20th anniversary opening day at our Kitsilano market, temporarily at Riley Park! Help us by continuing to spread the word – the Park Board is currently repaving the parking lot at 10th and Larch that usually […]

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Trout Lake – May 16

Wow! What a fantastic opening week We saw over 4000 people and had the highest opening day sales ever. Thanks to founding manager, Devorah Kahn, Deputy Mayor, Andrea Reimer, and Executive Director, Tara McDonald for opening the market with flourish. No more weekly reminders We’ve discontinued our weekly reminder service, so if you’re looking for […]

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VFM 20: Helmers’ Organic Farm

  VFM started out 20 years ago as East Vancouver Farmers Market, which had its opening day under slightly overcast and hazy skies on July 29, 1995. That day, 500 eager Vancouverites descended upon a small handful of farmers in the parking lot of Croatian Cultural Centre. “I was sort of sceptical,” says Jeanette Helmer […]

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Green & Leafy Festival – May 14

We had a beautiful sunny market last week as we launched VFM’s 20th anniversary season, thanks to everyone that came out. The excitement doesn’t stop there; join us this week as we celebrate the bounty of greens available this spring at our second annual Green & Leafy Festival! It’s easy to find and eat delicious […]

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Kitsilano Opening Day May 10th – at our new TEMPORARY location!

We’re back for another super summer season of farmers markets! We hope you’ll join us to celebrate our 20th anniversary and all the very best in local food. NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION The Park Board is currently repaving the parking lot at 10th and Larch that usually hosts us. The Kits market will temporarily relocate to […]

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